Scholarships in your State

Featured Scholarships

Visual Storyteller Scholarship

Visual Storyteller

Full merit-based scholarships to learn and practice photography, videography, filmmaking, and design skills on an AFS summer program

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BP Global STEM Academies

Full scholarship to study abroad for the summer in Brazil, Egypt, and India

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Up to $2,000-$4,000 merit-based scholarships for exemplary LGBTQ students

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Aussie Kiwi Haere

$2,000 Merit-based scholarship to Australia and New Zealand

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Vaya a América Latina

$2,000 Merit-based scholarship to studying abroad to Central or South America

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Types of Scholarships

The opportunity to study abroad should be available to everyone, regardless of their financial means. Through merit-based and need-based scholarships, as well as personal fundraising tips and tools, AFS is dedicated to supporting you and your family in every way we can to make studying abroad a reality. Annually, we award scholarships to about half of our study abroad students.


Full and partial merit-based scholarships for a variety of program destinations.



Full and partial awards for eligible students with demonstrated financial need.


U.S. State Department

Full, merit-based scholarship programs sponsored by the U.S. Department of State.


Explore fundraising tips and tricks, or join Sponsor an AFSer, a free online fundraising tool that allows friends and family to support your journey.

Fundraising Ideas

Tips, tools and inspiration for empowering students to raise funds for studying abroad.

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Sponsor an AFSer

Set up an easy-to-use, free, online tool so friends and family can give you funds to support your journey.

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